This is the first (test) installment of UVS Extras-- basically an all-system spin off of the User Video Showcase Featured at the 100% Nintendo DS Union.
As stated before, I actually do have a few goals in all of this:
- 1. To talk about even more videos. Always entertaining.
- 2. To shamelessly plug for entries to the DS User Video Showcase. The DS needs video love, people!
- 3. Other, more sinister plots that dare not speak their maniacal little names. Bwa-ha-ha-ha-haaa!
I also need to stress that because there are many more user videos available for consoles (and the PC) than there are for handhelds such as the DS, there is no way I'll be able to feature more than three a week. With that in mind, I'm going to limit my weekly dose of camp to a max of two per week, and call it done.
Another thing I'm going to stress is the same thing I say in nearly every UVS entry back at the base: UVS is my way of showing appreciation to the folks who take the time out to make videos for the general public of GameSpot to consume. If you like what you see, please leave comments and/or recommendations with the Users who created them.
Truthfully, I love comments and secretly throw a private little Mardi Gras in my head every time I get one. However, the videos I feature in UVS are not mine, and I enjoy watching them just as much as the next person. So: give credit where credit is due. (It's good Karma!)
*Looks at her script* Am I done with all of that? Good.
The first video I'll mention is one that I keep finding over and over again completely by accident. In fact, it was this particular clip that made me ponder the idea of talking about non DS videos in the first place.
It features a video recording of a live theatre arts production at Gordon College (I can't figure out which one! Probably not the one in Pakistan, though.): A 5 minute skit performing one of the many ways in which one can play Level One of the original Super Mario Brothers.
With all of the comments and recommendations it already has, in all likelihood, you've probably already seen it. If not (or even if you have, but don't remember), you will now wrestle with the demons of the video kingdom for about 1.5 seconds, as you decide whether or not to click the links immediately below:
I love this video because of its good humor and generally happy-go-lucky nature. There's nothing wrong and everything right with just wanting to have a good time. I'm fairly certain that everyone in the audience that day had played the original Super Mario Brothers as children-- It's part of why I believe audience participation went so very well, and why the skit was even performed in the first place. Great times, great games.
As a warning, this video has been re-posted to GameSpot several times. The video featured here, in fact, was taken from another website. In this case, I find it less important to locate the original poster than to simply show it off.
On a final note: Sometime tomorrow, I'll be posting this week's User Video Showcase winner at the 100% Nintendo DS Union. Stop by to see who has the edge! The showcases at the union are all-out competitions to find the single best DS related user video out of a supply of weekly entries that we either receive and/or dig up.
We're currently taking entries for fresh new clips--and someone to beat Shorty252 :P (He makes some of the best montages this side of the moon!).
If you're interested, come see what we have in store! :D
We'll be looking out for ya'! 8)